Full River Red Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Full River Red (滿江紅)

January 22, 2023
2hr 39min
Status: released

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Full River Red (滿江紅) Movie Details:

Traditional Chinese滿江紅
Simplified Chinese满江红
Literal meaningthe whole river red
Hanyu Pinyinmǎnjiānghóng
Country China
Language Mandarin
Release dateJanuary 22, 2023 (China)
Running time2hr 39min
StarringShen Teng
Jackson Yee
Zhang Yi
Lei Jiayin
Yue Yunpeng
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Written byZhang Yimou
Chen Yu
Produced byYu Liang
Cinematography by Zhao Xiaoding
Edited by Li Yongyi
Music byHan Hong
Production CompanyHuanxi Media
Distributor Tianjin Maoyan Weiying Culture Media
China Film Co., Ltd.

Full River Red (滿江紅) Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Kartik Aaryan as Dr. Freddy Ginwala: An introvert Dentist
  • Alaya F as Kainaaz Cruz Irani: Rustom’s wife
  • Karan A. Pandit as Raymond Nariman: Kainaaz’s boyfriend
  • Sajjad Delafrooz as Rustom Irani: Kainaaz’s abusive husband
  • Jeniffer Piccinato as Ava
  • Harshika Kewalramani as Shirin Mistry
  • Tripti Agarwal as Mrs. Cruz: Kainaaz’s mother
  • Ashit Kumar as Shankar


The film chronicles a mystery case set in the beginning era of Southern Song dynasty. It is set four years after Yue Fei’s death (around 1146). A mysterious murder occurs at Qin Hui’s residence when he meets delegates from the rival Jin Dynasty. A soldier and a commander become entangled in a large conspiracy as one of the Jin envoys perishes and a confidential letter is reported missing. Righteous vigilantes are responsible for the incident and want to kill a suspected traitor.

Full River Red (滿江紅) Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

BudgetCN¥500 million
(est. USD$72.7 million)
Worldwide Collection$634.6 million

About Full River Red (滿江紅) Movie:

The title is from one of the most famous poems Man Jiang Hong attributed to Yue Fei. Yue Fei was a military general of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279). He is a symbol of patriotism and loyalty to his country. However, Yue Fei was framed and executed by the Song emperor Zhao Gou along with Prime Minister Qin Hui. Although the poem is attributed to Yue Fei, there are theories that Yue Fei did not actually write it. Some even say that the poem was written in a different time period (e.g. after the Song dynasty), citing the fact that Helan mountains and Xiongnu are mentioned.

The poem Man Jiang Hong is recited during film by Qin Hui’s double in front of the Song army.

The film officially announced that the filming began on June 26, 2022. The filming took place in Taiyuan, Shanxi. It finished filming in August 2022.

The film released its first trailer on December 27, 2022. On the same day, it also announced that the film was scheduled for release on January 22, 2023.

On December 29, 2022, the film released the list of full cast. On January 5, 2023, it released the character names of full cast.

Full River Red (Chinese: 满江红) was released in theaters in China on January 22, 2023, the same day as the Chinese New Year Day. It is the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2023.

The film made US$60 million on its opening day and US$181 million in its first three days, coming in behind The Wandering Earth 2. In just 8 days, the film had made over US$465 million.

As of March 18, 2023, the film is China’s sixth-highest-grossing box office entry of all time and the highest-grosser of the 2023 Chinese New Year.